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  • Review: In Lorin Maazel's hands, the Vienna Philharmonic is magical

    Review: In Lorin Maazel's hands, the Vienna Philharmonic is magical
    Italian conductor Daniele Gatti, about whom there has been much interest of late, may have been forced to cancel his appearance with the Vienna Philharmonic at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Monday night due to an inflamed tendon, but he was...
  • Bristol Palin's scathing critique of Wendy Davis is shameful

    Bristol Palin's scathing critique of Wendy Davis is shameful
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Texas reproductive rights hero (and I really mean hero) Wendy Davis' children think she was a fine mother. End of discussion, right? Were that it were so, but Bristol Palin disagrees. On her blog...
  • Facebook shares soar on better-than-expected fourth quarter

    Facebook shares soar on better-than-expected fourth quarter
    SAN FRANCISCO -- With a little help from its billion or so friends, Facebook seems to have cracked the code on how to turn the world's largest social network into a moneymaking machine. The giant social network which began as a project in Mark...
  • Super Bowl XLVIII: New Jersey Symphony to accompany Renee Fleming

    Super Bowl XLVIII: New Jersey Symphony to accompany Renee Fleming
    When soprano Renée Fleming takes to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, she will sing to music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. But the accompaniment will be a recording, not a live...
  • Bach's B-Minor Mass, Handel's 'Theodora' and magnificent coincidence

    Bach's B-Minor Mass, Handel's 'Theodora' and magnificent coincidence
    Bach and Handel did not lead intersecting lives. Bach never left central Germany, while Handel became a cosmopolitan Londoner. Bach was a man of the church and had 20 children. Handel caught the theater bug and was not a family man (recent musicology...
  • Review: Emanuel Ax's 'Brahms Project' in good hands

    Review: Emanuel Ax's 'Brahms Project' in good hands
    When you see "Project" following the name of a classical composer or composition, something modern this way likely comes. Thus, the "Brahms Project" that pianist Emanuel Ax launched with the Los Angeles Philharmonic over the weekend at Walt Disney Concert...
  • Review: Spiritualized reaches the outer limits at the new Ace Hotel

    Review: Spiritualized reaches the outer limits at the new Ace Hotel
    There was a perverse sort of logic at work in the cultish U.K. band Spiritualized opening the reborn United Artists Theatre, now the lavish centerpiece of downtown's new Ace Hotel. The band never made the same impact on American pop culture as...
  • Beverly Hills marks centennial with music

    Beverly Hills pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 100th anniversary as a city Tuesday night, an easy feat given the abundant material created by dozens of notable composers and lyricists who have called the gilt-edged community home. A capacity...
  • Grammys 2014: Who'll be this year's Esperanza Spalding?

    Grammys 2014: Who'll be this year's Esperanza Spalding?
    When Esperanza Spalding was named best new artist at the 2011 Grammys, not even the most ardent jazz fan dared believe this would usher in a new era for a marginalized genre long left out of the major award categories. Still, there was hope. Beyond...
  • AT&T continues T-Mobile spat, offers new, existing users $100 credit

    AT&T continues T-Mobile spat, offers new, existing users $100 credit
    AT&T is continuing its fight with T-Mobile by offering new and existing users $100 credit for every new line they add to their service. The Texas-based carrier announced the promotion Wednesday, saying it is a way to reward existing users and entice new...
  • Review: Green Umbrella swings with Michel van der Aa's 'Up-close'

    Review: Green Umbrella swings with Michel van der Aa's 'Up-close'
    A screen for film or video projection has become a common occurrence at concerts, multimedia being a way of 21st century musical life. A floor lamp on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday night was, maybe, a curious homey touch, but hardly...